I found this book to be one long excuse for a very arrogant man's involvement with terrorism. Because he felt he had to keep the 'tradition' of the Armed Struggle alive rather than engage in the democratic but peaceful politics he despised to fight for the legitimate rights of the Nationalists he claimed to represent, he decided he had the right to cause the deaths of other people he lived next door to in a small area of a small island, even Catholics. Depriving wife's of husbands, children of fathers and preserving the cycle of hate didn't seem to occur to him.
Being let off a major crime that he certainly knew of in the planning on a technicality caused him to praise British justice, as though 'Justice' was only good when it fitted what suited him, and then he has the nerve to expect to be left alone by the very terrorist organisation he had betrayed to save his own skin.
It is truly an insight behind the rationale of a small minority of people to use violence to try and achieve a result that they KNOW is not representative of the wishes of the vast majority, and using the Nationalist people's legitimate desire for a somewhat romantic ideal of a United Ireland to get it.
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